It is with very great pleasure we can announce that Frank Adams has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.
This prestigious award is well deserved by Frank who many will know makes the most wonderful landscape images, replicating the quality of dark room prints in his digital black and white images.
More recently Frank had been experimenting with a technique he had developed that includes a hand applied gold leaf reflection layer on the back of a vellum digital print. As he explains, ‘This produces small random imperfections making each picture unique with Wabi Sabi characteristics. A small picture format is employed and this results in a portion of the image being below human visual acuity, which becomes subliminal.’
These exquisite landscapes combine Western and Oriental art techniques which superbly met his aim of producing an original fine art aesthetic with the successful panel of 20 prints being recognised by the RPS.
One of Frank’s images from the panel is featured here but the beauty of them needs to be seen in the actual prints as the conversion to a web image cannot capture the magic of this special technique. Sadly for us, the RPS have retained Frank’s panel so we won’t be able to see the work for a while, but he says if he doesn’t get it back quite shortly he will be making a duplicate.
It is very many congratulations to Frank for this wonderful achievement.